Criminal Justice Center

(Photo by Mike Dunn)

New Jury Waiting Room, For Civil and Special Cases, Opens in Phila. City Hall

Formerly, all Philadelphia residents called for jury duty have reported to the Criminal Justice Center, packed into a first-floor waiting room there.

10/07/2014

Common Pleas President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper testifying before city council. (Credit: City of Philadelphia)

Head Of Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Asks City Council For WiFi In Courtrooms

The wheels of justice could grind a little faster under a proposal to bring WiFi to Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center.

04/20/2014

(Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert Streets.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Judge in Gosnell Case Warns TV Crews Away From Jurors

Lawyers in the case had an in-chambers conversation with Judge Jeffrey Minehart about TV crews taking pictures of jurors, apparently inadvertently, as they left the Criminal Justice Center on Monday.

05/07/2013

(Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert Streets.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Phila. Judge Revokes Bail After Defendant Accused of Intimidating Witness in Courtroom

Assistant district attorney Douglas Rhoads says he was in Courtroom 608 on an unrelated case when he heard defendant Gerald Andrews talking to the witness, “referring to her as a snitch, and essentially telling her to stop snitching.”

03/05/2013

(credit: KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

World No Tobacco Day Inspires Photo Exhibit At Criminal Justice Center

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health posted a Smoking exhibit in the lobby of the Criminal Justice Center on Thursday in honor of World No Tobacco Day.

05/31/2012

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Monsignor Lynn Set For Third Day Of Cross-Examination In Clergy Sex Abuse Trial

Tuesday morning, 61 year old Monsignor William Lynn will be back on the witness stand at the Criminal Justice Center testifying in his own defense.

05/28/2012

(The Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert Streets, near Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Lawmakers Propose Renaming Philly’s Courthouse For Pioneering Black Woman Jurist

Philadelphia City Council has taken a step toward renaming the city’s Criminal Justice Center in honor of the late Juanita Kidd Stout, a Philadelphia trailblazer who was first female African-American elected as a judge in the United States.

05/22/2012

(Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert Streets in center city. File photo by Tony Hanson)

Officials Looking For Solution To Smokers In Criminal Justice Center Stairwells

City officials say nearly 20 years after the Criminal Justice Center opened, they’re still stymied by a stinking problem: people puffing on cigarettes in the building’s stairwells in defiance of Philadelphia’s smoking ban.

05/11/2012

(Philadelphia's new sherrif Jewell Williams. Credit: Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia’s New Sheriff Promises To Clean Up Department

There is a new sheriff in town. Jewell Williams has been sworn in as Sheriff of Philadelphia and has promised to clean house in the beleaguered department.

01/03/2012

(Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert Streets in center city.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Source: Juror In Piazza Murder Case May Have Been Intimidated

Two more jurors have been dismissed from the panel hearing the “Piazza at Schmidt’s” double murder case.

11/22/2011

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Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center Evacuated Following Hazmat Scare

Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center was evacuated Saturday afternoon following a hazmat scare.

07/23/2011

Shiv (Credit: Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia Man Gets Longer Sentence After Bringing Knife Into Criminal Justice Center

Authorities say potential tragedy was prevented by an alert Philadelphia deputy sheriff.

07/23/2011

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2 Fired Philadelphia Officers Vindicated After Alleged Courthouse Tagging Incident

Two fired Philadelphia police officers have been acquitted of assaulting a graffiti vandal, who may have targetted the courthouse during this trial.

06/10/2011

(File photo of Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorney. Credit: Steve Tawa)

Five Enter Not-Guilty Pleas In Philadelphia Archdiocese Child Sex Abuse Case

Four current or former priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — including high-ranking monsignor William Lynn — and a former Philadelphia parochial school teacher have formally entered their not-guilty pleas as they prepare to stand trial in a child sexual abuse case that has rocked the Philadelphia area.

04/15/2011

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Authorities Investigate Suspicious Fires In Criminal Justice Center

Authorities in Philadelphia are investigating a fire that consumed two bathrooms in the Criminal Justice Center Friday morning.

04/01/2011

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